Welcome to the Wiscasset Area!
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Thanks for making a virtual visit to Wiscasset, Maine, and its neighboring towns - Alna, Dresden, Edgecomb, Westport, and Woolwich - in the midcoast region. This is a wonderful place to live and do business.
We enjoy a beautiful setting on the unspoiled Maine coast with a great mix of people, businesses, and non-profit organizations who make our year-round community vibrant. Tourists drawn by our historic towns, rural landscapes, and proximity to recreational opportunities and lively urban centers bring new energy every season.
- Date: March 6th
- Location: Water's Edge Banquet & Function Facility (old Davis Island Grill)
- Time: 5:30 p.m. - Dinner 6:30
- Respond by: February 24th (Invitation to follow soon)
- Speaker: ESPN TV Show Host Tom Ackerman "From Success to Significance"
- Menu Choices:
- Parmesan Crusted Atlantic haddock
- Slow roasted aged prime rib au jus
- Boneless Stuffed Breast of Chicken
- Vegetable Napoleons
Summary of proposed bylaw changes for consideration March 6th
Article I- Section 2:
Change Mission to Purpose. While this section has defined our purpose well, the Board has drafted a new mission statement that resulted from the 2012 vision casting session. The mission does not need to be outlined in the bylaws; however, this section clearly articulates the purpose of the Chamber and therefore should be identified as purpose.
Article IV- Section 3:
Nominating Committee. It is recommended to add that the Board shall review and approve the proposed slate before it is submitted to the membership for consideration. This amendment clarifies this step that is currently in practice.
Article IV- Section 4: Notice of Nominations. An amendment to clarify the Board shall approve the proposed slate of candidates.
Article IV- Section 5: Voting:
At the Annual Meeting the slate of proposed directors has been voted on by oral vote. This amendment permits this action. Additionally, the language amendment would still allow voting by secret ballot if needed.
Article IV- Section 7:
Requires Board members be present for 2/3 of all scheduled meetings rather than ½.
Article IV- Section 12:
Powers. This addition clarifies it is the Board’s authority to adopt the annual budget and membership fee schedule.
Article VI- Section 3:
Limitation of Authority. Adds the authority for the Board to enter into contracts and execute funds.
Article VII- Section 2:
Disbursement. The current practice for endorsing all checks is that two members of the Executive Committee must sign all checks. This change requires the existing practice for endorsement of all checks. Also, removal ofrequirement for completive bid for all purchases in excess of $2,000. The bidding process will be outlined in Board policies.